Dr. James McDonough, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
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Dr. James McDonough, MD
Following internship and general surgery residency at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. McDonough became a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He studied plastic surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas, with Dr. Thomas Cronin, one of the pioneers of plastic surgery in the United States. He then returned to the Midwest as a plastic surgeon with the United States Air Force, serving at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Dr. McDonough has practiced in Asheville since 1976. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a past president of the North Carolina Society of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Reconstructive Surgeons. He has been board certified in plastic surgery since 1975 with expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive breast, facial and body contouring procedures. He takes special pride in cleft lip and palate repair and follows these patients from infancy into adulthood. His surgical skills are enhanced through continuing medical education, as well as his ongoing participation in many aspects of the art field including sketching, painting, sculpting, and ceramics. He also enjoys fishing, and will listen to your fish stories if you will listen to his.

5 Livingston St

Asheville, NC 28801

Contact Information

(828) 210-9324

Dr. James McDonough, MD

Dr. James McDonough, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • VA Coordinated Care for the Uninsured (VCC)

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Care Philosophy

Asheville Plastic Surgery offers a full range of plastic and reconstructive state of the art techniques.We strive to make your experience with plastic surgical evaluation and care a secure, relaxed and positive process.
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Dr. McDonough's Experience

Dr. McDonough's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gynecomastia
  • Large Breasts
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Wrinkles


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Macmurray College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Hartford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Joseph Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McDonough has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McDonough's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonough to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. McDonough's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Asheville, NC |
5-star experience!! Amazing results and wonderful staff. Would highly recommend Asheville Plastic Surgery!
Hendersonville, NC |
Dr. McDonough was very kind listened to what I wanted and delivered beautifully! I have a lift and augmentation and I'm in love with my results! His staff is kind and respectful I had so many questions and they answered everyone honestly they were there for me and still are I can have a question and or concern and they are on top of it! I've never had a surgeon make me feel comfortable on the table before but he did! I would and have highly recommended him!
Admittedly, I was nervous about breast reduction surgery. I think I rescheduled the initial appointment at least four times. When I finally got the nerve to show up, I was treated with dignity and respect, all my questions were answered and I was scheduled for surgery. It went fabulously! Had I only done it 30 years sooner, I could have avoided aching back, tingly arms and breasts so enormous, I felt like a freak. The staff are professional and caring.
Asheville, NC |
Dr McDonough did a wonderful job, surgery went great. The staff in the office and the nurses were wonderful also!!
Asheville, NC |
I had a breast lift with augmentation. I am very athletic and after losing 50 lbs and nursing 2 kids, the girls were looking pretty ancient. I was terrified to get this surgery but the dr and staff made me feel very comfortable. They answered all my questions promptly. They allowed me to go through my process and let me come in a couple extra times because I was unsure of a couple things. Dr was very laid back, listened to what I wanted, and made a few mild recommendations. He allowed me to make
Morganton nc |
Amazing doctor. Done everything I wanted and need for an amazing price staff and facilities were amazing was there every step of the way to make sure healing was ok wonderful doctor.
in Asheville, NC |
The very finest. Dr. McDonough is first and foremost, an artist. When I had my facelift, his work made the transition so natural, that the remarks I received were in the line of: "You look great!! You never seem to age!" - but they never seem to realize I had a facelift! I just smile and say "Thank You!" (wink!)
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Dr. McDonough accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Health Net
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • VA Coordinated Care for the Uninsured (VCC)

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Hospitals where Dr. McDonough has admitting privileges

Mission Health
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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Park Ridge Health
100 Hospital Dr
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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